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Ranger, Biodiversity/Recreation /Historic, Operations, Wairoa

Department of Conservation
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Job Description

Are you someone with a construction background, who loves the outdoors and is passionate about managing our environment for the enjoyment of all New Zealanders and tourists?


We have a vacancy for a Ranger in our East Coast District Operations Team, based in Wairoa.  You will be a practically minded person, who is equally capable of managing contracts or getting your hands dirty when required.


Key requirements

  • experience managing contractors
  • experience in the construction industry
  • a strong focus on Health and Safety
  • be inspired about working with whānau, hapū and iwi and have respect for te ao Māori me ngā tikanga
  • experience and/or qualifications in working with chainsaws, light utility vehicles, 4WD vehicles
  • good communication skills and an ability to get on with people.
  • A high level of fitness


It is desirable that you have skills in planning and delivery of biodiversity field work.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

Please apply online.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.


For any queries, please contact Paul Roper, quoting vacancy 400/4113. or (06)869 0469.


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 28 January 2019.


DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

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